When you first meet Oscar Morales, even though English is his native tongue, he immediately begins speaking the language he loves best, saying things like “Japanese Arista right hand drive SC300 2JZDTE” and “R35 GRTR.” It’s the secret language of cars.
Last summer, the college’s enology and viticulture program hired Joel Perez as its new Director of Viticulture. This month he was named one of Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 Tastemakers for 2017, an annual award recognizing the most influential members of the wine industry’s next generation.
The NEA Foundation has announced that Susan Palmer, Professor of Sociology at Walla Walla Community College, is one of 38 public educators nationwide who will receive the prestigious California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence.
At Walla Walla Community College’s 1st Annual Celebración de Graduación a small group of Latino and Latina students met to celebrate their upcoming graduation. It was a warm June evening in Washington Park and dinner, dancing, and inspirational speeches were on the program. Brightly colored serapes covered the tables, banners were strung between trees, and spirits were high.